Football/Soccer Session (U11): Attacking & Counter Attacking U11s

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Michael  Richardson
Name: Michael Richardson
City: Great Dunmow
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pattern to Shot

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pattern to Shot
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Pattern to Shot (20 mins)

Set Up

*Variety of patters that lead to a goal.

*4 Mannequins set up in sqaure just outside the box.

Progressions

*Use different patterns to work on different combinations and movements in & around the box.

Key Points

1. Movement from players.

2. Tempo & quality of play.

3. Quality of finish.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning & Disguise

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Turning & Disguise (20 mins)

Set Up

The first player from each group dribbles out to the green mannequin and performs a turn selected by coach or players.

The player then accelerates towards the yellow mannequin and uses a body movement (Disguise) to pass then finishes with his first touch into the opposite corner.

Repeat on left side

Key Points

1. Dribbling speed

2. Dribbling technique

3. Types of turn - surface of the foot, foot to push off & co-ordination of the feet when turning

4. Execution of the turn

5. Acceleration

6. Disguise - body movement, arms, eyes, voice, change the angle of the ball

7. Type of finish - across the goal

Psychological/Social

- Concentration and focus

- Reaction to mistakes

- Attitude and work ethic

- Strive for perfection

- Do they help their team mates


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession

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Possession (30 mins)

Set Up

*Area set up as illustrated, with a small box in the middle with one player.

*Reds are looking to keep possession of the ball, if the can play to middle man and get the ball out they receive a goal.

*If blues win possession they can keep the ball.

Progressions

*When a red plays into middle he will go into the middle area.

*If blues win possession they can score by running the ball out of area and stopping the ball.

Key Points

*Passing lines

*Good first touch

*Awareness of when to play into middle player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter attack, thirds

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Counter attack, thirds (20 mins)

Set Up

Pitch is divided into thirds.

Each third is allocated an amount of points. When the defending team wins possession their aim is to counter and score. If they win possession in the 5 point area and score the goal = 5 points. Middle 3rd = 2points, attacking 3rd = 1 point.

Challenges

1. Try to support the attack by being in front of the ball.

2. Try to change the speed of the attack with a 1st time pass

Key Points

* Secure Possession / Play a safe pass

* 1st time passes (if possible)

* Support - Types of runs and angles of support

* Breaking lines - with a pass, dribble or run

* Disguise - passes and runs

* Finishing - type of finishes, accuracy and power


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter attack, 8v8 (plus GK)

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Counter attack, 8v8 (plus GK) (30 mins)

Set up

Small sided game, both teams playing 1-4-3-1.

Pitch markings of thirds and half way line. Points scoring as previous game and use of half way line to move as a team.

Challenge and Key Points as previous session.

Additional challenge -

* Can the attacking team score within 10 seconds.


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 2
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Pitch Line 4
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